United Soccer Coaches on Diversity
United Soccer Coaches acknowledges the acute need to remove barriers to recruiting, retaining, and advancing talented members from historically underrepresented populations. To that end, we are committed to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and belonging (DEIAB) by offering a welcoming and supportive environment for all members. We strive for an environment that respects differences in culture, age, gender, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, and political affiliation.
United Soccer Coaches will embrace DEIAB in all its forms and recognize that it enriches the membership experience, improves the practice of coaching, expands learning opportunities, and enhances professional growth in the coaching community. We are committed to attracting and developing people of diverse backgrounds to participate in and lead our organization including but not limited to advocacy work, awards, educational opportunities, development of our services, and outreach programs. Embracing DEIAB requires a coaching curriculum and learning experiences that provide exposure to and include diverse cultures, human characteristics, and ways of thinking. Our organization will create a climate that stimulates innovation and values contributions from those unlike ourselves – and encourages the advancement and success of all members.
United Soccer Coaches will advocate for all members, welcome participation, and remain mindful of DEIAB during the formulation of policy. Through reflection and active improvement, we aim to be the home for all coaches.